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Media Release

Release Date: September 12th, 2017 - 3:55pm

Originator: Sergeant Ryan Snow, Traffic Services Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 5245

Contact: Sergeant Ryan Snow, Traffic Services Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 5245

Location: Milton

Attachment:


2017 Milton Car Seat Inspection Clinic Results



‚ÄčOn Saturday, September 9, 2017, members of the Halton Regional Police Service, Halton Regional Health Department, all four Halton Municipal Fire Services, the OPP along with support from community volunteers, conducted their annual Milton Car Seat Inspection Clinic at the Milton Fire Station on James Snow Parkway. 

Police officers interacted with all drivers performing cursory checks of car seats and identifying those requiring further inspection. Officers conduct these initial inspections under grounds of the Highway Traffic Act which grants them the authority inspect motor vehicles. Car seats located in vehicles form part of a vehicle's equipment.

Police screened more than 1,200 vehicles over the course of four hours.  Observations were made by police that led 165 of those vehicles being sent to the fire station for further review by qualified car seat installation technicians.

Results:

 

Booster seats

Car seats

# of Inspections

41

124

# of Fails

19

89

Failure rate

46%

72%


Some of the more common issues encountered were:

  • Forward facing seats not tethered properly
  • Loose seat belt attachments
  • Seats attached with both UAS and seat belts
  • Harnesses below shoulder of children in forward facing seats

Police encountered one vehicle with a car seat only attached to the vehicle by a tether (no seat belt of UAS). A separate vehicle had a 17lb child in a forward facing seat.

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